Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Rick Vanderkin
    September 4
  • Jon Corbett
    September 8
  • Mike Phillips
    September 10
  • Peter Kapler
    September 10
  • John Backhaus
    September 11
  • Elliot Shambeau
    September 13
  • Graeme Reid
    September 27
  • James Winget
    September 30
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Lynda
    September 8
  • Christina Ongert
    September 22
  • Joel Ongert
    Christina Ongert
    September 14
  • Jaime Schloemer
    Jeff Schloemer
    September 21
Join Date:
  • Amy Campbell
    September 1, 2022
    1 year
  • David Nycz-WBM
    September 1, 2022
    1 year
  • Marc Emery- WBM
    September 1, 2022
    1 year
  • Kathy Busch
    September 2, 2019
    4 years
  • Gary Britton
    September 14, 2004
    19 years
  • Joel Ongert
    September 14, 2021
    2 years
  • Stacy Wolak
    September 17, 2009
    14 years
  • Jack Rettler-SL
    September 28, 2020
    3 years
  • Mary Beth Seiser
    September 30, 1998
    25 years
Welcome to the West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club!
West Bend Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Skinny Vic's
804 W Paradise Dr
West Bend, WI 53095
United States of America
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Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

2022-23 Rotary Leadership

Gordon McInally - President, Rotary International
Don Griffing - District Governor, District 6270
Jon Corbett - President, West Bend Sunrise Rotary
DateGreeterSpeaker HostSpeaker GuestTopic/Organization
9/5Seiser, Mary BethIn ServiceN/A - In Service 
9/12Shambeau, ElliotVance, ToddNick MarkingOwner of Tap Yard @ Ackerman's Grove
9/19Schlass, RalphVanderkin, Rick  
9/26Sacks, AmandaWilke, PaulVeronicah RichardsImani Rescue
10/3Roell, TravisIn ServiceN/A - In Service 
10/10Richie, IsaiahWinget, James  
10/17Rettler, JackZaremba, Joe  
10/24Rettler, PeterBackhaus, John  
10/31Polachowski, AlBaldus, David  
Recently, Sunrise Rotary welcomed our newest members Jeff Eagen and Dr. Elliot Shambeau. Jeff is the Kettle Country District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, and Dr. Elliot Shambeau recently joined the Gentle Dental Emporium as their newest dentist. Glad to have you join our club and do good in our community!
The club is proud to introduce our new presidential team: right to left-President Jon Corbett, President Elect John Knoll, and President Nominee Stacy Wolak. Looking forward to a great year as we follow this year's Rotary Theme: Create Hope in the World.
Thanks to our intrepid crew who recently completed the spring highway cleanup for the east side of Highway 45 between Paradise Drive and Hwy 33. It looks so much better!
In the last 6 months, the West Bend Sunrise Rotary club has welcomed quite a few new members to our club.  In March, Amy Kohl of We Rock the Spectrum Gym and Patrick McCain of Moraine Park were inducted as new members, and in April, Toni Gumina, President and CEO of the west Bend Chamber of Commerce was inducted.
Also, between Fall 2022 and early 2023, Ralph Schlass, Amy Campbell, Mark Emery, David Nycz, Benjamin  McCardell, and Scott Hanson were inducted. We are excited about these new members and their future contributions to the club!
Rotary News
Rotary members provide modular housing to Ukraine

Affordable and easy to install, the prefabricated houses offer shelter – and a sense of hope

Rotary projects around the globe September 2023

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in Belize, the United States, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom.

A solar energy divide

Rotary and Habitat for Humanity team up to bring rooftop solar to low-income homeowners in America

Classrooms wired for success

The Rotary clubs of Panamá Norte and Westchester (Los Angeles), put together a global grant that sought to remedy the digital divide in Panama. The project provided each school with 30 laptops for students, an interactive whiteboard, and other technology, and also provided training for local teachers.

Shape-shifting Singapore

Rotary editor Wen Huang visits the home of the 2024 Rotary International Convention for a third time and finds that the flourishing Asian city-state has reinvented itself — again